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A little Viaduct
« on: April 14, 2007, 08:11:57 PM »
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I have an area on the layout that will be the home for a long viaduct. I have always liked big bridges, and this will be one of them on the layout. This one is about 3 1/2 feet long, and will double as a OneTrack module.

[img width= height=]http://lh5.google.com/image/acsxfan1/RiFtJsvBDKI/AAAAAAAAALY/IoC8a-jLk4s/s400/IMG_1061.jpg[/img]

[img width= height=]http://lh5.google.com/image/acsxfan1/RiFtRsvBDLI/AAAAAAAAALg/sM3vtI14QYM/s400/IMG_1059.jpg[/img]

Still a lot to do. I need to add a walkway yet, guard rails, and paint and weather.
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 08:31:55 PM »
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***** man, nice!

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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 08:45:19 PM »
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Looks a little too tall to be named after the Crossroads of Delmarva...

What about bending it a little...


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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 10:55:10 PM »
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Oooooooohhh, The Tygert River Viaduct!!

Looks a mite bit chilly there Lee.
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 11:44:24 PM »
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Looks like the Mingo Creek viaduct on the old P&WV New Finleyville, PA except the P&WV [now W&LE] is longer, taller and curved.

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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007, 01:48:01 AM »
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Looks great , Walthers is always out of them . The LIRR's biggest span is over the Manhasset Gorge

http://www.kingbridgeco.com/manhasset_viaduct.htm


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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 08:30:09 PM »
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Looks nice.
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 09:06:27 PM »
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Your bridge is definitely going together faster than mine...  ;)

Nice work so far--looks like it should be spectacular when completed.

What are you planning for a backdrop?
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 09:11:51 PM »
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The backdrop will be masonite .. it will be about 12 inches tall ..

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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2007, 09:36:01 AM »
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Nice  8)
I have been wanting to do the same thing linking two sections of the layout.
Is that a Micro engineering viaduct ? Where's the best place to get one?
Haven't seen any at the shops I have visited around here (MA & NH).
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2007, 02:57:40 PM »
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Nice  8)
I have been wanting to do the same thing linking two sections of the layout.
Is that a Micro engineering viaduct ? Where's the best place to get one?
Haven't seen any at the shops I have visited around here (MA & NH).

This bridge is a kitbash .. I got 5 of the ME bridge piers, and 6 or 7 packs of the 80' girders .. along with 2 lengths of ME code 55 bridge track .. then glued it all together . . so .. about 80 bucks ..

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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007, 03:23:54 PM »
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HMMMMM  ::)
I thought the ME vaiduct was a kit ?
The bridge is awsome, just about the size I need.
The project is totally dooable  ;)
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2007, 03:40:19 PM »
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You're sick. I'll just leave it at that...  :o
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Re: A little Viaduct
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2007, 04:34:24 PM »
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Nice bridge John , I did one also using ME , the best thing is to build it upside down so you are sure the deck will be all leveled .
The worst part is to release the parts from the sprue and then clean the parts ( no joke ) , that styrene is incredibly tough to cut !!!
But I am very happy with the end result .  ;D
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 11:09:14 AM by trainforfun »
Thanks ,
Louis